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Format: CD
Sku: 208793321
UPC: 081227993948
UPC 14: 00081227993948
Release Date: 9/23/2008
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. In The Mood ~ Bette Midler
2. This Ole House ~ Bette Midler
3. Beast Of Burden ~ Bette Midler
4. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) ~ Bette Midler
5. Rose, The ~ Bette Midler
6. When A Man Loves A Woman ~ Bette Midler
7. I've Still Got My Health ~ Bette Midler
8. Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most ~ Bette Midler
9. Hello In There ~ Bette Midler
10. Glory Of Love, The ~ Bette Midler
11. Tenderly ~ Bette Midler
12. Wind Beneath My Wings ~ Bette Midler
13. Do You Want To Dance? ~ Bette Midler
14. Baby Mine ~ Bette Midler
15. From A Distance ~ Bette Midler
16. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy [Single Version] ~ Bette Midler
17. Friends ~ Bette Midler
18. Something Your Heart Has Been Telling Me - (previously unreleased) ~ Bette Midler
19. Cool Yule ~ Bette Midler

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Don Smith ; Ed Cherney ; Bill Gazecki; Geoffrey Haslam; Jack Joseph Puig; Lewis Hahn; Mick Guzauski; Paul Rothchild; Arif Mardin; Bill Schnee; Bob Liftin.
Muze PNote Audio Remasterer: Bernie Grundman.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Jay Landers .
Muze PNote Photographers: Ellen Poppinga; Greg Gorman; Firooz Zahedi.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Marc Shaiman; Paul Rothchild; Robbie Buchanan; Steve Skinner; Barry Manilow.
Muze PNote JACKPOT: THE BEST BETTE covers the entirety of Bette Midler's career, starting with her iconic self-titled 1972 debut. All of Midler's biggest hits are here, from "Do You Wanna Dance" and "Beast of Burden" to the enormous ballad smashes "Wind Beneath My Wings," "The Rose," and "From A Distance." However, the 20 tracks also include less widely known fan favorites like Midler's sensitve reading of John Prine's "Hello In There" and a lullaby-like reading of "Baby Mine," originally from Walt Disney's DUMBO. Rarities include the swinging Christmas tune "Cool Yule" and a stark demo of "Something Your Heart Has Been Telling Me."

Producer: Chuck Plotkin; Don Was; Barry Mason; Geoffrey Haslam; Scott Erickson; Jay Landers; Joel Dorn; Ahmet Ertegun; Marc Shaiman; Mark Hulett; Paul Rothchild; Robbie Buchanan; Robert Kraft; Arif Mardin; Bette Sussman; Barry Manilow; Don Was; Barry Mason; Geogre

Artist Overview

Bette Midler counts singing as only one of her talents; since 1972, when she first came to national recognition, it seemed to be the least of her talents. Still, she managed to score a number of major hits in her career as a recording artist. In 1979 she starred in the film "The Rose"; the title track became a Top Ten hit. Her next film, "Jinxed" (1982), however, was a major flop, and subsequent records didn't fare well. In 1989, her version of "Wind Beneath My Wings" from her film "Beaches" became a chart-topping hit, rejuvenating her singing career. ~ William Ruhlmann

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations In Harmony
Muze Music Compilations Great American Songbook Collection
Muze Music Compilations Love Songs
Muze Music Compilations Billboard Top 10 Karaoke Box Set Vol
Muze Music Compilations Every Child Deserves A Lifetime:songs
Muze Music Compilations Billboard 1980'S Top 40 Karaoke Box S
Muze Music Compilations Atlantic Records: Time Capsule (Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations X2 (As Time Goes By/stardust)
Muze Music Compilations Duets

Associated Artists and Works

Cast, Original
Beaches ~ Original Soundtrack
Rose [Single] ~ Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/23/2008
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2008
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 12279939
Music Label Name Label : Atlantic (Label)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00081227993948

Professional Reviews

Dirty Linen (p.66)
- "A soulful take on the Temptations' 'Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
,' a scorching, electric-guitar-driven, version of the Rolling Stones' 'Beast of Burden,' and a heartfelt rendition of Julie Gold's 'From a Distance' show Midler's flexibility."


Bette Midler

Bette Midler grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she began singing at an early age. After winning several talent shows, it was clear what she had to do -- get the hell out of there! Ironically, playing an extra in the film, Hawaii, she earned enough money to move to New York City. She soon landed on Broadway, playing Tzeitel, the oldest daughter in the hit musical, Fiddler on the Roof, and singing "Matchmaker" eight times a week. (Even then, she understood the importance of doing one's own matinees).

Once she began singing in clubs around town, word reached the owner of the famed Continental Baths, who immediately offered her a job. Performing at the baths, she developed the trademark act that would make her one of the most renowned talents of a generation. Bawdy humor, revealing costumes and a distinctive voice made for an act that was poignant, tacky and altogether fabulous. "I wouldn't say I invented tack," she boasted," "...but I definitely brought it to its present popularity." Her performances of songs like "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "Delta Dawn," and "Superstar" were unforgettable and caused audiences to fall in love with the self-anointed "Divine Miss M."

After being discovered by Ahmet Ertugun, the legendary president of Atlantic Records, Bette recorded her first album, The Divine Miss M, which hit #9 on Billboard's Top 200 Chart and went platinum. In 1973, she won her first Grammy for Best New Artist. After successfully touring the world and returning to Broadway in the Tony winning, Clams on the Halfshell, Hollywood beckoned. Midler's first starring role in the feature film, The Rose, garnered two Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy for the film's title song and a best actress Oscar nomination. The Oscar itself went to Sally Field, whom Bette has arm-wrestled for the statuette -- but unfortunately, lost.

Forty years, four Grammys, four Golden Globes, three Emmys, a Tony Award and tons of record-breaking performances since she hit the scene, the "Divine Miss M" is still going strong. She recently said that although it's tough being a living legend, somebody's got to do it. "In other words", she added, "I'm not retiring and you can't make me!"

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Midler,Bette
Product attributeLabel:   Rhin/mesa/bluemoon Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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